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Salt: Kitchen Cupboard Beauty Tips

Salt: Kitchen Cupboard Beauty Tips

People have treasured salt since the dawn of civilization. In fact, ancient wars were fought over salt deposits!

But it isnít only a valuable condiment for food: Salt has also been used to promote health and beauty for millennia.

Find out how salt can give you healthier, glowing skin, cleaner teeth, and more–recipes, formulas, and easy how-tos, all right here:

Salt has powerful anti-bacterial properties, and has been thought to draw out impurities. Packs made with heated salt were often used to relieve pain and swelling, and hot compresses of salt water were used to reduce infection and inflammation.

Here are some simple, timeless health and beauty tips that call for salt.

1. Gently brush your teeth with a paste of salt and water. Saltís gentle abrasive action makes teeth squeaky-clean, and its anti-bacterial power keeps gums and teeth fresh and healthy.

2. Dissolve a teaspoon of salt in a cup of warm water and use as a mouthwash. Cleaner, sweeter mouth and breath!

3. Try this easy Anti-Stress/Detox Bath:
Toss 1/2 cup of sea salt in your tub as it fills with warm water. Soak at least 10 minutes to help detoxify yourself on every level.

4. A great way to exfoliate, leaving your skin smooth and glowing:
salt glow

5. Another wonderful bath idea, a time-honored way to heal soreness and aching joints, soothe, and deodorize:
healing salt crystals

6. Mix 1 tablespoon salt with warm water and use to spritz hair before setting it. It helps your curls to stay in longer.

7. Foot Soak: Soothe and deodorize tired feet with this easy formula:
Add 1/4 cup salt to a shallow pan or tub of warm water. Soak feet at least 10 minutes.

Read more: Health, Natural Remedies

By Cait Johnson, Assistant Producer, Care2 Healthy Living Channels.

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Cait Johnson

Cait Johnson, MFA, is the author of six books, including Earth, Water, Fire, and Air: Essential Ways of Connecting to Spirit, Witch in the Kitchen, Celebrating the Great Mother and Tarot Games. She has been a counselor for more than 20 years, and teaches workshops on seasonal elemental approaches to self-healing, conscious eating, and soul-nurturing creativity.

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2:00PM PDT on Aug 9, 2013

Good tips,thanks for sharing

11:26AM PDT on Mar 14, 2013

ty

5:00AM PDT on Jun 17, 2012

Thank you

4:42AM PDT on Jun 17, 2012

Great advice. Thanks.

12:14AM PDT on Jun 17, 2012

thanks

11:19AM PDT on Jun 16, 2012

ty

8:25AM PST on Dec 28, 2011

great tips

12:10PM PDT on Aug 10, 2011

thanks.

10:30PM PDT on Jul 7, 2011

Thanks :)

5:45AM PDT on Jul 6, 2011

graet ideas i will use these

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